Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion
April 30 @ 8:00 PM - May 6 @ 11:30 PM$25
Longtime WPA audience favorite Zakir Hussain is the “indisputable tabla maestro” (Gramophone): an artist who has not only taken his instrument to its limits within its original discipline, Indian classical music, but who has vastly expanded the presence of both his instrument and musical heritage within other genres—including jazz, rock, and Irish and American folk music. In his Home Delivery Plus set on the Strathmore stage, he joins regular collaborators and one special guest from the D.C. scene—to be chosen by Hussain himself—in a musical exploration of “The Story of the Tabla,” from the drum’s origins to its leading-edge expressions. The package also includes an Opening Act by Hussain’s D.C.-based collaborator plus a Linger Longer “listening party,” in which Hussain shares and discusses some of the most influential recordings in his life, from childhood to today.
Premieres April 30 at 8 p.m. ET, streams to ticket buyers and subscribers through May 6.
Presented by Washington Performing Arts